- Antioxidant cellular protection
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving digestive health
- Balancing blood sugar
- Protecting brain health and relieve stress
- Supporting reproductive health
Moringa oleifera is an Asian tropical plant that is also known as the Drumstick Tree. It’s long seed pods are a common vegetable, especially in South Asian cooking. The roots, bark, flowers, seeds, and fruits are all edible but it’s the leaves in particular that are considered to be Superfoods for their important nutrient and medicinal value. Moringa leaf is a very good source of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals calcium, potassium and iron. Moringa leaf also contains 25% protein when dried and is considered a healthier alternative to soya for vegetarian protein. From the medicinal perspective Moringa is rich in antioxidant polyphenols that provide significant protection from oxidative damage. These antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid and compounds called isothiocyanates help balance blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes. These same antioxidant properties are responsible for the anti-cancer and anti-hypertensive effects.
Moringa oleifera leaves are used to brew tea is a similar way to how green tea is used. Simply add 1 heaped teaspoon of dried leaf to a cup of hot water and let sit for 3 minutes. The dried leaves are 7 times as potent medicinally as the fresh leaves and it’s best not to boil to maintain the therapeutic value. For greater convenience use a tea infuser.
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Moringa oleifera as an anti-cancer agent against breast and colorectal cancer cell lines
The modulatory effect of Moringa oleifera leaf extract on endogenous antioxidant systems and inflammatory markers in an acetaminophen-induced nephrotoxic mice model
Hepatoprotective activity of Moringa oleifera against cadmium toxicity in rats
Antioxidant and antifatigue properties of the aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera in rats subjected to forced swimming endurance test
Evaluation of the antidepressant activity of Moringa oleifera alone and in combination with fluoxetine.
A potential oral anticancer drug candidate, Moringa oleifera leaf extract, induces the apoptosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells
Phenolic Extract from Moringa oleifera Leaves inhibits key enzymes linked to erectile dysfunction and oxidative stress in rats’ penile tissues
Moringa oleifera extract enhances sexual performance in stressed rats